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What did they fight and die for?

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Written by DANIEL J. DOUGLAS Wednesday, October 10, 2012 04:58 pm

We honor our veterans with parades, we remember those who give the ultimate sacrifice – and then, many of us don’t bother to vote. So what did they fight and die for?

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‘Progressive’ policies tear down what made families successful

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Written by SETH GROSSMAN Wednesday, October 10, 2012 04:57 pm

This week’s column states my personal views only. LibertyAndProsperity.org is an educational organization that cannot endorse candidates.

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Peace vigils mark 11th anniversary of Afghan war

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Written by NORM COHEN Wednesday, October 10, 2012 04:55 pm

Last Sunday, Oct. 7, marked the beginning of the Afghanistan War 11 years ago. We now enter our 12th year of war – the longest United States war in history.

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Democrats and Republicans gave New Jersey its spiraling taxes

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Written by Seth Grossman Tuesday, October 02, 2012 12:51 pm

Last week, my fellow columnist Harry Hurley asked, “Why does New Jersey consistently elect Democrats?”

In 1965, I was a sophomore at Atlantic City High School. At that time, New Jersey was the best state in the country to live and work. We had no state sales or income tax, and no state debt. But my public school education was second to none. Rutgers and most state colleges charged less than $800 per year for tuition, room, and board – less than what I and most teenagers earned working on the Boardwalk in a single summer. We also learned as much about what really matters in life from those summer jobs as we did in school.

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Keep fracking waste out of New Jersey

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Written by Norm Cohen Tuesday, October 02, 2012 12:10 pm

Many of you have seen the commercials on television trying to sell us on the safety of fracking, the name for drilling for natural gas deposits deep beneath the ground.

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Why America’s producers feel like suckers

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Written by Seth Grossman Tuesday, September 25, 2012 02:01 pm

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what… who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That it’s an entitlement… These are people who pay no income tax… My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives…”

– Republican Candidate for President Mitt Romney

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Why does New Jersey consistently elect Democrats?

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Written by Harry Hurley Tuesday, September 25, 2012 01:05 pm

Why do New Jersey voters consistently vote for Democrats to lead this state? 

If actual results mattered, this would certainly not be the case. The Democrats have led this state into millions and even billions of dollars in structural problems. 

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It’s not for LoBiondo to decide who’s worthy of facing him

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Written by Norm Cohen Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:30 pm

Please allow me to start this week's column with a couple of updates to recent columns.

Pressure on Congressman LoBiondo to debate Democratic candidate Cassandra Shober produced a response from the LoBiondo campaign, according to a recent Press of Atlantic City article. LoBiondo's spokesman said that Shober was not a serious candidate, implying that it would be a waste of time for the congressman to debate.

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‘Frankfacts’ website tracks LoBiondo's voting record

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Written by Norm Cohen Tuesday, September 18, 2012 04:51 pm

The Shober for Congress Campaign has unveiled the Frank Facts website, saying it “will expose the truth about Congressman Frank LoBiondo's voting record."

His Democratic opponent, Cassandra Shober, is running as good a campaign as she can on the usual financial shoestring that LoBiondo's opponents find themselves in.

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The miracle we call the Constitution

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Written by Seth Grossman Tuesday, September 18, 2012 04:51 pm

Monday, Sept. 17 was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It was also Constitution Day – the day 39 delegates from the original 13 states agreed on a new Constitution in 1787.

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Why choice is a winning issue for Democrats

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Written by Seth Grossman Monday, September 10, 2012 04:07 pm

This week’s column represents my personal views only, and probably does not represent the views of most members of www.LIBERTYandPROSPERITY.org. 

As with most Americans, most of our members have very strong opinions on the abortion issue. And because each side bases its opinions on a different set of assumed facts, it is almost impossible for either side to change the opinion of the other.

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Polistina is in a league of his own

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Written by Harry Hurley Monday, September 10, 2012 01:47 pm

You can add former Galloway Township Councilman Dennis Kleiner to the growing list of Republicans who are interested in succeeding New Jersey Assemblyman John Amodeo (R-2nd), should he leave the state Legislature and take a key senior executive position with the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

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Action needed to stop outrageous gun violence

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Written by Norm Cohen Monday, September 10, 2012 12:26 pm

 "Jose Ortiz, 59, was Atlantic City's 14th homicide victim this year. He spent much of his time helping and caring for his mother."

– from Saturday's Press of Atlantic City

 

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Somers story an important lesson in American history

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Written by SETH GROSSMAN Wednesday, September 05, 2012 04:37 pm

By SETH GROSSMAN
Political Columnist

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
– George Orwell, British journalist and author of
“1984” and “Animal Farm,” 1903-1950

In 1783, America won its independence from England after eight years of war. But our peace treaty with England got us into a new war with four Arab kingdoms (the Barbary States) on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa – Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli.

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All parties can agree on going green

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Written by Norm Cohen Tuesday, September 04, 2012 04:44 pm

The Coalition for Peace and Justice and the UNPLUG Salem Campaign (nuclear power watchdogs) will be participating in the Town of Hammonton's fifth annual Green Day Festival, scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 on the grounds of St. Joseph's High School, 328 Vine St.

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In District 2, all roads lead to Polistina

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Written by Harry Hurley Tuesday, September 04, 2012 04:11 pm

Here is an important potential political issue that before now I was unable to reveal publicly because my sources shared it with me in the strictest confidence for deep background purposes only. 

However, www.PolitickerNJ.com has recently broken some of the news and my well placed sources have now released me to be able to report about it.

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When and why did we become ‘red’ and ‘blue’ states?

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Written by Harry Hurley Tuesday, August 28, 2012 03:48 pm

We have seen many minor departures from our civil liberties throughout the years. These maneuvers are done so gradually that most people never even realize it's even happening.

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Keeping corporations out of politics abridges free speech

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Written by Seth Grossman Tuesday, August 28, 2012 03:48 pm

Every week, this newspaper publishes a letter or column that in some way attacks or ridicules people like me who believe in America’s “exceptional” 400-year tradition of individual liberty, limited government, and low taxes.

Several of them remarked that conservatives are for big corporations, and that Republicans even believe that “corporations are people.”

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The real danger is what the GOP will do if they win

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Written by Norm Cohen Tuesday, August 28, 2012 02:01 pm

By the time this week's Current reaches our readers, the Republican convention will be well under way, tropical storm or not. The forecast may well be for rivers of mud, not in New Orleans from the hurricane and rain, but in Tampa from many of the convention speakers continuing the Romney-Ryan basic campaign plan – when in doubt, toss mud at Obama.

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Romney rises with selection of Ryan as running mate

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Written by Harry Hurley Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:24 pm

Governor Mitt Romney's early selection of Congressman Paul Ryan to be his vice-presidential running mate is paying fast dividends.

Multiple polls have been released over the past week in the key battleground states of Florida, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina. Romney leads the incumbent in all four key states. Should this pattern hold, and Romney wins all four of these critical states on November 6, 2012, he will be the next President of the United States.

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